Education

Meet the team - FIRST® LEGO® League

Find out more about the IET and the team below.

Lucy Owen - Education Manager FIRST® LEGO® League

Work experience

Lucy worked within the primary and secondary education sector for several years before joining the IET as the FIRST® LEGO® League Discover Coordinator in 2019.

Alongside working within education, Lucy completed her BA Hons in Applied Education Studies.

My favourite thing about FIRST® LEGO® League/IET

"I love seeing the impact of FIRST® LEGO® League on the children and young people we work with - the progress they make throughout the sessions and the big smiles on their faces when they overcome obstacles or have a breakthrough in their research or design work.

"Our FIRST® LEGO® League events are always so much fun and we get to see first-hand the amazing achievements of the children and young people involved."

Rosie Hooper - FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge Coordinator

Work experience

Rosie joined the FIRST® LEGO® League team in July 2021. Before this, she was a Tour Consultant for European Study Tours, putting together itineraries for teachers to take school groups on trips around the world.

Over the course of the pandemic, she had also started a small business building and selling furniture from recycled materials.

My favourite thing about FIRST® LEGO® League/IET

"I love attending our FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge tournaments and seeing what the children and young people have been working on over the season. They never fail to amaze me with their innovative ideas and their support for each other, even when things go wrong. I wish I’d had the opportunity to take part in FIRST® LEGO® League when I was younger!

"I also love working with our fantastic hosts and volunteers. I’ve met so many incredible people working for FIRST® LEGO® League and I can’t wait to continue bringing more people from around the UK and Ireland together."

 

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Rosie Hooper
FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge Coordinator
Tel: +44 (0)1438 767212
Email: fllchallenge@theiet.org

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Demi Cornell - FIRST® LEGO® League Explore Coordinator

Work experience

Demi has worked for the IET FIRST® LEGO® League team for 2 years. Before joining the IET, Demi worked for STEM Learning training STEM Ambassadors and working with employers, schools, and organisations in London to increase the awareness of STEM subjects and industries.

My favourite thing about FIRST® LEGO® League/IET

"I am so fortunate to work with an incredibly amazing team who all share the same passion and enthusiasm for FIRST® LEGO® League. I love to see all the different builds and engineering skills children use to solve a real-world problem whilst being creative and innovative!"

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Demi Cornell
FIRST® LEGO® League Explore Coordinator
Tel: +44 (0)2073 445473
Email: fllexplore@theiet.org

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Olivia Oakley - FIRST® LEGO® League Discover Coordinator

Work experience

Olivia joined the FIRST® LEGO® League team in October 2020 as administration assistant before becoming FIRST® LEGO® League Discover Coordinator in January 2022.

Before joining the team, Olivia worked in Customer Service, and also completed her Level 4 BTEC and NVQ Diploma in Business Administration.

Favourite thing about FIRST® LEGO® League/IET

"I love seeing the enthusiasm of all the children, young people and adults involved and the amazing experiences it provides for everybody, including us! I also work with the most incredible and motivated team who make every day enjoyable and fun.

"I can’t wait to experience more in-person events and meet more of those involved."

Contact me

Olivia Oakley
FIRST® LEGO® League Discover
Tel: +44 (0)1438 765573
Email: FLLDiscover@theiet.org

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Lizzie Oakley - FIRST® LEGO® League Project Coordinator

FIRST® LEGO® League administrator

Meet some of our delivery partners too!

Our FIRST® LEGO® League team at the IET is a tiny proportion of the whole FIRST® LEGO® League community.

We’re proud to work with some incredible partners! Meet some of them below.

ESP

ESP is our delivery partner in Scotland. They deliver all three FIRST® LEGO® League divisions all across Scotland, working with regional colleges and STEM Hubs and hosting the FIRST® LEGO® League Scotland National Final.

ESP is instrumental in promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) with both Scotland’s colleges and its strategic partners. 

This has resulted in the colleges having a lead role in establishing the Regional STEM Hub Partnerships (a collaboration of relevant partners across all regions of Scotland). 

Consequently, ESP is an active member of the STEM Hub Steering Group and has convened a college STEM Leads’ Forum to support the development of Regional Strategies and Action Plans.

LearnIt

LearnIt is our delivery partner in Ireland. They deliver all three FIRST® LEGO® League divisions across the Republic of Ireland, provide local training for teachers, and host the FIRST® LEGO® League All-Ireland National Final.

LearnIt gives children aged 6–16 years the best possible start in life by helping them explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and other subjects in new, fun and innovative ways that supplement and enhance their school education.

Through their award-winning camps and workshops, children not only gain a deeper understanding of STEM subjects, but they also learn how to think creatively, solve problems and work as a team, all key skills which can be applied to other subjects and brought with them into adulthood.